TV Special Tonight on the Avalanche

Discovery channel is airing a special tonight at 9pm on the Avalanche. The NBC filming crew (hired by the discovery channel) hiked up with us to base camp. Several times they stayed in the same tea houses that we stayed at and we watched them film in different areas as we were hiking up. You…

Adjusting to life in the US

After being gone for so long in such a different environment like India and Nepal, coming back the US is surreal. Orderly driving (relatively), clean water, food that tastes normal, clean bathrooms, heated and cooled bedrooms, internet that works and works fast. Always having electronics charged and ready to go and a hot shower every…

Kathmandu Festival

  When we flew back to Kathmandu we found that there was a Pepsi festival right outside of our hotel, the Yak and Yeti, appropriately name. I decided to stroll down the street and see the festival.   Pretty soon I noticed everyone was looking at me.  As I took a closer look at the…

Everyone arrived Safely at Kathmandu

We arrived into Kathmandu Nepal and are sitting in the lobby of the Yak and Yeti hotel. Erin, Haley and myself are all doing fine. Dever and Julia Carney, my nieces are fine. There was an avalanche above base camp yesterday morning in a very tragic accident buried many sherpa climbers. The news is still…

Construction in full Swing around Everest – Needs a Mr. Handyman

  Construction season in Nepal while hiking the trail.  As I talked about previously, Northern Nepal has some significant challenges to construction.  But like the rest of the world there is high quality construction and poor construction.  The better businesses found quality craftsman and people used their establishments much more than poorer quality buildings.  Below…